Monday, May 22, 2006

Flood Maps á la GoogleMaps Mashup

With hurricane season coming again, wouldn't you like to see what would happen to your part of the world in a storm surge (or a tsunami)? Alex Tingle recently did a Flood Maps mashup combining Google satellite maps with some flood maps so you can play what-if. Here's a map of what the Seattle area would look like if a 10-meter (30+ feet) surge of water hit us (we get off easy since Seattle's actually inland and not directly on the ocean). Navigate to your area and then zoom in and then experiment with different levels of water. You can also toggle between graphic maps and satellite maps. Check out Florida AND New Orleans while you're at it.

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